Repeat medication can be ordered when you have 7-10 days left. Medication on repeat prescriptions can be requested in the following ways only.
– POD Service:
– The NHS App:
- Open your NHS App on your mobile device and select ‘Prescriptions’.
- Further information on using the NHS App and other online services.
- Login to your PATCHS account and select ‘Medication request’.
- I have not yet created a PATCHS account.
If you experience any difficulties using these services, please use the contact details stated below:
- Call 01502 718615 or 01553 605728
– NHS App
- Contact the Beccles Medical Centre support team direct at [email protected]
This is medication that is not on your repeat slip. This may be requested as long as the last issue was within a year of the date requested. This request will be reviewed by our Pharmacists and can take up to 7 days. If your request is urgent please telephone the surgery.
- Beccles HCC Ltd
St Mary’s Rd, Beccles, NR34 9NQ
5 New Market NR34 9HQ
- Worlingham Pharmacy
Woodland Avenue NR34 7EF
- Tesco Instore Pharmacy
George Westwood Way NR34 9QH
Non-urgent advice: Please Note
If you have seen a hospital specialist and they have recommended a course of treatment, this will not be actioned until your doctor has received a letter from the hospital specialist.
If the hospital specialist deems that you need to start a medication immediately, the specialist will provide you with a prescription at your outpatient appointment.
Electronic Prescription Service
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a NHS service that allows us to send your prescription(s) directly to your chosen pharmacy. This paper-free prescription service means that you do not have to come into the surgery to collect your prescription.
We encourage all patients to register online for this free service.
Alternatively, you can inform reception and your medical record will be updated. You may also go to your preferred pharmacy and let them know you want them to be your nominated pharmacy.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
The current prescription charge is £9.35 per item.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.